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After 365…. Archive 5

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Wild Goanna

This is a photo that I took whilst we were camping over Christmas, of a wild goanna, that came very close to our tent. I think it’s really beautiful!

Day 319 Saturday 11th February 2012

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Stillness Reflects

It was a day full of change as far as weather goes today. The day started off with blue sky and then the sky turned black with thunderstorms and heavy rain. A couple of hours later, this was the sky again.
We’ve had so much rain recently, it makes you really appreciate the times like this….blue sky and peace, calm.

Day 316 Wednesday 08th February 2012

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View from my Train Commute Home

I’ve been meaning to post a photo of my train ride home from work for a little while now, so…here’s one. It’s a beautiful journey.

Day 315 Tuesday 07th February 2012

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Look Up

This week, I’ve been working half days, due to my back. I had a physio appointment this afternoon. This photo was taken on my walk home.

Day 312 Saturday 04th February 2012

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Not Quite a Full Moon

Had a good day today, went to see my Dr about my back, who gave me some stronger anti-inflammatory medication. Starting to feel human again now! Good news, I start work on Monday, but half days for the week, due to my job requiring me to sit at a desk all day….not so great for a bad back.

This photo was taken just after the sun had set. Not quite a full moon, but beautiful non the less. I am quietly quite pleased with this shot, as I didn’t use a tripod.

Day 302 Wednesday 25th January 2012

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Wishing Summer Would Show its Face Again

We’ve had a lot of rain this summer, to be honest, I am starting to get a little sick and tired of it.

Imam afraid this was the best photo I could take today…of a leaf in my garden.

Day 288 Wednesday 11th January 2012

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Manly Sunrise

I ran out of my apartment this morning to watch the sunrise. It dawned on me (pardon the pun) that I’ve only got a week of sunrises to see in Manly. It’s probably going to be one of the greatest things that I am going to miss when we move next week, seeing the ocean from our apartment and seeing sunrises in Manly.

I’ve got to enjoy them whilst I still can!!

Day 286 Monday 09th January 2012

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Put Some Sparkle in Your Life

Today was my first day back at work after the Christmas break. At first, it felt strange being back, though by mid morning, I felt like I hadn’t been away.

After a long day, I arrived back in Manly and went for a swim in Sydney Harbour and it was absolutely glorious!!

The water was so incredible clear and warm.

Manly, Sydney, NSW Australia

Day 285 Sunday 08th January 2012

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Feeling Stressed

Today is my last day of my Christmas break, tomorrow I go back to work and there is still so much to do, regarding packing, cleaning, moving etc. I have tried to do as much as I can today, IT ow feel mentally and physically exhausted. It’s true what they say…moving is one of the most stressful times in your life.

I just took 5 minutes out and went across to the beach to take my photo for today. I am going to miss Manly so much.

Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Day 283 Friday 06 January 2012

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Flying Pelican

I don’t have much to say about today, other than the majority of the day was spent packing more and more boxes.

This photo was taken just around the corner from where I live. This pelican was about to land….to meet up with its friends – a couple of floating pelican’s on the lagoon.

Manly, NSW, Sydney, Australia

Day 262 Friday 16th December 2011



I wish more days were like this…

Today, I started my day on the Manly Ferry, which is where I took this photo, as I waited for the ferry to depart. Sitting on a ferry for half an hour as it sailed across Sydney Harbour was a good start to my day!

Day 261 Thursday 15th December 2011

Where Summer Belongs

This is how each day should begin at this time of year…afterall, it is Summer here, in the Southern hemisphere. However, of late, the weather has been pretty awful, most days have been filled with grey clouds and rain. I wonder when Summer is planning on making an appearance.

Manly Beach, Sydney NSW, Australia

Day 260 Wednesday 14th December 2011

Waiting for a Train

I was waiting for a train this afternoon when I saw this cockatoo in the tree nearby, perhaps it was tired of flying and wanted to catch a train too?!

Day 259 Tuesday 13th December 2011

Peace & Quiet

I was fortunate to be here during my working day taking photographs for my work. Wish every day was like this!!

Day 258 Monday 12th December 2011

Flying Low

Sorry not very good photo today…didn’t have any inspiration and I took this as I walked home after I finished work.

Manly Beach, Sydney NSW, Australia

Day 257 Sunday 11th December 2011

Take Shelter Whilst you Can

Today has been one looooooong day. I have been awake since 3:15am!

In this time I have…

I have watched the moon, saw dawn appear, heard 1 lone bird sing – the first birdsong of the day, watched the sunrise, saw blue sky appear, watched blue sky and little fluffy clouds disappear and within 2 hours this monster of a cloud replaced them whilst I was on the beach with a beach umbrella because 2 hours prior to this cloud it was really hot and sunny. This storm cloud moved so quickly and got bigger and bigger. Needless to say, it didn’t take me long to pack up my stuff and ‘run for the hills’ (I didn’t want to get my camera wet!!)

Pretty impressive sky I think. Today, the sky made me feel so small…I felt like an ant!

Taken at Bungan Beach, Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW, Australia

Day 256 Saturday 10th December 2011



Big Sky over Sydney

This was taken this evening, around 7:30pm. I loved the clouds in the sky and wanted to focus more on the sky than of Sydney City, which are the building that you can see.

This was taken from North Head. This spot is one of the best vantage points by the way, to view the Sydney to Hobart boat race on boxing day.

Hope you like this.

Day 255 Friday 09th December 2011

The calming effect the ocean has on me…

Today, I had a rather long, busy day – followed by a mad dash to see the mortgage people, for us to sign our mortgage papers. It’s all done. I posted it in the letterbox, whilst my partner went to fetch the car. For a split second, I hesitated about posting it…as I feel like I have just signed my life away (this I know is just jitters, because it’s the first house for me) I am really excited, but my heart was racing and to be honest, I felt rather emotional. Sorry for mentioning buying the house yet again, but it is a pretty big step in my life.

On our way home, we stopped so that I could look at the ocean. By watching the waves rolling in, it calmed me incredibly, nothing else in my life – has such an effect on me. Like I have mentioned so many times in previous posts, I feel so content and alive when I am near the ocean.

Day 254 Thursday 08th December 2011

Wet & Hungry

I felt so sorry for this little fella, he was absolutely soaked in raindrops. At first, I thought he wasn’t alive, because he was just soaked through. He was on the table that I was sat at, in the local park close to my work.

After last weeks poor butterfly, I saw this caterpillar and I sighed quietly to myself.

About ten minutes later – he started hurrying towards me, as I was eating my salad sandwich. A piece of lettuce had dropped on to the table and this little chap decided that he was going to get a free meal.

Day 253 Wednesday 07th December 2011

As the Day Begins…

Today is going to be a good day…I can feel it in my bones.

I didn’t have to set my alarm to go off this morning quite as early as I have to most days and I still woke up at 5:15am!! I do this nearly every day, I wake up before my alarm goes off. It drives me crazy, I’d give anything for a sleep-in.

On a plus note, if I hadn’t woken up when I did, I would have missed out on this beauty of a sunrise – so every cloud has a silver lining!

Day 252 Tuesday 06th December 2011

The Only Sun I’ll See

This was taken about 20 minutes ago – about 05:45am. As I write this, the clouds are gathering and getting darker and darker, I think I am going to be seeing a lot of rain today and not much sunshine.

Oh well, at least I started my day off well and got to see some sun, even if it was just for a short while, it’s better than nothing.

Day 251 Monday 05th December 2011

Let the Light Shine Through

As I was getting ready to add my photograph for today, I received a phone call from a number that I didn’t recognise. It was a Lady advising us that our mortgage application had been approved, which, let me tell you… is such a massive weight lifted off our shoulders, it now means that we can hopefully exchange contracts this weeks, which means that we will be moving (hopefully) next month – woo hoooo!! It will also mean that no-one else can put an offer in on the house that we are interested in – this is something that I have been so worried about as I know that it does happen and I was dreading the fact that it could happen to us, now…unless we get some really unfortunate luck – this won’t be something that we will have to worry about.

I can’t wait to have a garden and to grow vegetables, to have a dog, to have possums in our tree, to plant native flowers that attract native birds. To finally have somewhere that we can call ‘ours’. To finally, have a proper home.

I’m so excited, I feel like Christmas just came early!

This photo, I took this morning, before I started work and I remember as I took it, I actually felt as though the sky was opening up before me and was letting the light shine through on to me. Maybe I was right.

What a year this has been!

I hope you like this photo.

Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Day 250 Sunday 04th December 2011

The Day after the Night Before

Today has been a very quiet day after last night. It’s nice not doing much to be honest and the weather hasn’t been all the great today. As I write this, I’m looking out at the ocean and all I can see is rain and grey clouds.

Because we (my partner and I) weren’t feeling the greatest, from perhaps a little tooo much alcohol last night, we decided to go and get a much-needed coffee. On our way home, we stopped at this beach, so that I could take a photograph during a break in the rain.

I wish the sun would come out to play today.

This was taken at North Curl Curl, Sydney Northern Beaches.

Day 249 Saturday 03rd December 2011

And so the festive season well and truly begins…

Tonight was such a good evening. I went to my partners work Christmas Party, which was held at Luna Park, Sydney. It was fancy dress and the theme was ‘uniform’. My choice, was to go as a Mime Artist – I wanted to do something a little different to the usual Nuns, Vicars, Doctors, Pilots, Nurses etc…

It was such a fun night and everyone made a really good effort, there were indeed all of the above uniforms, including a pregnant(real life pregnant) Nun and a Vicar, a Cross dressing Vicar, which in my opinion was one of the best costumes of the night, the image of him will stay with me for a loooooooong time.

Then there was my partner who went as a Pirate, not sure that a Pirates eye patch and a scarf around the head with a skull & crossbones is considered a uniform, but never the less, he looked really good.

There were others in school uniforms – lots of Pilots (I’m sure that this was probably a wishful thinking in another life kind of costume!)

They actually had a photo-booth there, so that you could take photographs of yourself (what a great idea)! Let me tell you, there were some very very funny photographs in that booth!

My entry today, is a photo of the photographs of me.

Hope they make you smile.

Haven’t had a fun night out like this in such a long time.

Day 248 Friday 02nd December 2011

The End of Another Busy Week

This photo was taken at the end of today, shortly before sunset. I was so tired by the time I got home from work and to be honest, I really had to summon up the energy from the bottom of my feet to go outside and get some inspiration to photograph something. This photo was the best I could do I’m afraid. I’m sooo tired.

Manly Lagoon, Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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